Read Deplorable Conditions for Kachin Christians in Northern Burma, by International Christian Concern, at persecution.org.
"On October 30, new fighting erupted in the southern Kachin State, despite ongoing talks between the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) and government negotiators. The unresolved conflict between ethnic groups and government forces in Myanmar is forcing Kachin Christians to live in deplorable conditions as refugees and to be targeted as victims of religious persecution. About 1,000 people were forced to flee their homes."
Please read Burmese Military Use Christians as 'Human Shields,' by International Christian Concern, at persecution.org.
"Despite improvements in the political climate of Myanmar, the army continues to trample the rights of Christian Kachins, raising concern over whether the U.S. should be acting on plans to resume links with the Burmese military. In early September 2013, three villagers, including an assistant Pastor, were killed in the Northern Kachin state of Burma after being detained by soldiers. There are still over 50 villagers being held by Burmese soldiers. Rev. Ram Mai, the village Reverend told KNG that he is "very concerned that the 53 villagers are being used as human shields." "